A microprocessor based on the ARM8 processor core designed by Advanced RISC Machines Ltd. Planned features include a 60-100Mhz clock rate; 0.35-0.4 micron silicon fabrication; an improvement on the ARM7's 1.4 cycle/instruction; a 16 Kbyte cache.Some estimates were 100 MIPS and 120 Kdhrystones at 70Mhz (twice the ARM700). Samples of the ARM800 are expected to be available in late 1995. It may run on a voltage below 3.3V. Digital Semiconductor's Hudson fab is 0.35 micron and they have announced a licensing deal for the ARM architecture (see StrongARM).
Last updated: 1995-02-07